Year 1 Weekly Update – 27/05/22

After half term our new topic will be ‘Bright Lights, Big City’. As part of our topic, your child will take part in a royal tea party and learn about Queen Elizabeth II. They will learn about the countries that make up the United Kingdom, including their location, capital cities and some of their physical and human features. They will have the opportunity to do map work, using compasses and positional and directional language to plan routes around London. They will research the cause and impact of the Great Fire of London and look at some famous London landmarks. They will learn about other capital cities around the world, including Kuala Lumpur, and compare how they are similar and different to London.
RE: After half term, our new topic will be called ‘Miracles’. We will have the opportunity to know that Jesus showed his great power when he calmed the wind and the waves and know that we can ask Jesus to help us when we are afraid.
Topic: We will be recounting our celebrations of the Queen’s Jubilee. If you are having a street party or celebrating in anyway over the half term – please could we ask your child to bring in a photo to share as this will help with our ‘talk for writing’!
Handwriting: We will start practising forming capital and lower case letters correctly in print. We have attached a capital letter formation document for your reference.
Phonics: We will continue to revise for our Phonics Screening check.
ph (phone),  wh (wheel),  ie (shield),  g (giant)
Tricky words: friend,  once,  our,  because,  laugh
Alien words:  frem,  zuve,  strad,  brait,  yad,  skap
What can I do at home?
Top Tips for Alien Words
Always sound out Alien Words. Sound out on fingers or out loud. Children should identify and spot any digraphs or trigraphs that they can see.
Maths: In maths we are going to be looking at position and direction, We will start using the vocabulary below:
left, right, forwards, backwards, half turn,  quarter turn, full turn
What can I do at home?
Visit Topmarks website and Purple Mash for fun educational games that can support your child’s learning.
PSHE-RHE: We will learn more about road safety and who helps us to keep safe.
-Thursday 26th May at 2:15, KS1 May Procession (please ensure your child comes to school with a flower to process with. Parents welcome.)
– Please see the most recent information regarding the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations at school on Friday 27th May
-Forest School will continue after half term.
-Friday 24th June, KS1 Sports Morning
-Thursday 14th July, 3.45-5.30pm – Parents Open Evening
– Please could we ask your child to bring in a photo to share from your celebrations of the Queen’s Jubilee!